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EBU And Newtec Sign Multimillion Euro Contract

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is to deploy Newtec's satellite Multiservice Broadcast solution on its pan-European news exchange network

GENEVA, Switzerland, and SINT-NIKLAAS, Belgium, 3 February 2014 Satellite communications specialist Newtec and the operator of the world's largest satellite and fiber live video network, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), have signed a multimillion-euro contract. The deal is to deploy Newtec's satellite broadcast solutions as part of the EBU's major pan-European news exchange network.

Newtec's new Multiservice Broadcast system solution will be developed in partnership with the EUROVISION network engineering teams and implemented to upgrade part of the EBU's EUROVISION network. EUROVISION is also the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport, news and entertainment.

"Our Members increasingly demand more content, which is why we selected Newtec to help our network upgrade. This step will further enable us in our mission to defend the interests of public service media," said Ingrid Deltenre, Director General of the European Broadcasting Union.

The EBU is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond.

Graham Warren, EUROVISION Network Director said: "Newtec is a long-term partner of ours, so we are confident that this upgrade will prove to be efficient and cost effective. With the emergence of file-based content exchanges and the demand for efficient workflows, our Members' must-have content will now be delivered using highly advanced and robust technology."

The system provided by Newtec is an end-to-end solution which complements the full workflow automation in the newsroom environment, with a dedicated and flexible network infrastructure, aimed at maintaining the EUROVISION News Exchange as the world's leading platform for the exchange of quality news content.

"We are pleased to partner with EBU. Our dedication to maximum bandwidth and operational network efficiency is fully aligned with EBU's aim to deliver the best broadcast services, not only providing efficient transport of video, but really efficient end-to-end workflow support," added Serge Van Herck, CEO of Newtec.

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Newtec
Kerstin Roost
Public Relations Director
Tel: +49 30 430 95 562
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EBU
Ben Steward
EBU Communications
Tel: + 41 22 717 2213
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About Newtec
Newtec, www.newtec.eu, is specialized in designing, developing and manufacturing equipment and technologies for satellite communications. As a pioneer in the industry, Newtec is dedicated to creating new possibilities for the broadcast, IP trunking and backhauling, consumer and enterprise VSAT and government and defense markets. Our products and technologies can be applied in a wide range of applications from DTH broadcasting, video contribution and distribution and disaster recovery and backbones for backhauling, to small and medium enterprises, SCADA networks, manned and unmanned aircrafts, border control and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR).

For over 28 years, our dedicated team of specialists has set industry standards with the most efficient, scalable and economical technology solutions. New challenges and customer needs offer opportunities to explore new boundaries. This empowers us to work even harder, helping customers to perform their best so that, together, we can make the world a safer, more informed and connected place. As a result, more than 3 billion people watch TV every day thanks to Newtec technology.

Newtec is a European company founded in 1985. Through commercial offices in Sint-Niklaas (Belgium), Dubai (UAE), Singapore, Beijing (China), Sao Paulo (Brazil) and Stamford, CT (USA) as well as an extensive network of over 80 certified partners, Newtec can meet customer's needs worldwide.

About the EBU
The European Broadcasting Union (EBU, www.ebu.ch) is the world's foremost alliance of public service media organizations, with Members in 56 countries in Europe and beyond. The EBU's mission is to defend the interests of public service media and to promote their indispensable contribution to modern society. It is the point of reference for industry knowledge and expertise.

The EBU operates EUROVISION and EURORADIO. EUROVISION is the media industry's premier distributor and producer of top quality live sport and news, as well as entertainment, culture and music content. EURORADIO enhances public service radio through the exchange of music, professional networking and the promotion of digital and hybrid radio - to ensure radio remains a key protagonist in a multimedia world.

The EUROVISION/EURORADIO satellite and fiber network is the largest and most reliable in the world directly plugged in to public service media everywhere.

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